Most frequently stolen cars?

A 19 year old Camry turns out to be the most frequently stolen car on the streets right now because thieves can shop it down and make more off the parts than what the car is worth running.

The data is compiled yearly by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, but the Highway Loss Data Institute, which notes that the biggest insurance loss on stolen cars is racked up by the Cadillac Escalade luxury SUV, which results in an insurance claim usually above $40,000.

The numbers vary state by state but here's Ohio's "hot" list:

1 Dodge Caravan 2000

2 Oldsmobile Cutlass/Supreme/Ciera 1995

3 Honda Civic 2000

4 Buick Century 1995

5 Ford Taurus 1999

6 Honda Accord 1994

7 Chevrolet Pick-Up (Full Size) 1990

8 Ford F150 Pickup 1995

9 Chevrolet Cavalier 1999

10 Ford Explorer 1997

Another reason that the pre-2000 model years are often stolen is that thieves run into few factory installed anti-theft devices on those earlier year vehicles. Keep that in mind when you go used car-shopping.

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